News coverage about Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dollar Tree earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.526216016729 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on DLTR shares. MKM Partners set a $96.00 target price on shares of Dollar Tree and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dollar Tree from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Loop Capital lowered shares of Dollar Tree from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $88.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Moffett Nathanson began coverage on shares of Dollar Tree in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “top pick” rating and issued a $111.00 price target (up previously from $102.00) on shares of Dollar Tree in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $105.27.

Shares of Dollar Tree (DLTR) opened at $115.43 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a current ratio of 1.95. The firm has a market cap of $27,368.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.48, a PEG ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.63. Dollar Tree has a 12-month low of $65.63 and a 12-month high of $116.28.

Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.11. Dollar Tree had a net margin of 4.63% and a return on equity of 18.04%. The firm had revenue of $5.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.28 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.72 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Dollar Tree will post 4.88 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Chairman Macon F. Brock, Jr. sold 150,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.13, for a total transaction of $13,669,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 1,128,795 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $102,867,088.35. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Mike R. Matacunas sold 2,975 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $104.82, for a total transaction of $311,839.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 293,132 shares of company stock worth $28,348,680. Insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

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Dollar Tree Company Profile

Dollar Tree, Inc is an operator of discount variety stores. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 14,334 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and five Canadian provinces. Its segments include Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment is the operator of discount variety stores offering merchandise at a fixed price.

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